I started our 5 senses lessons with a taste test. Understand that Bailey does not like to try new things, but she was all about this taste test and took it very seriously. Also to my happy surprise, this was the first time she'd tried celery with peanut butter and she liked it! (I know its not the prettiest cupcake pan in the world.)
For smell, I put together a smell-a-thon tray. I included a couple of candles, soap, lotion, coffee, vanilla extract, cinnamon and garlic. She separated them into smells she liked and smells she didn't like.
|touch and texture|
Next we did touch. I keep these tissue boxes for activities and crafts. For this activity I put different textured materials in the boxes and blindfolded her and let her reach in each box and try to describe to me what she was feeling. It was a good time to discuss different words for different types of textures. I used a plastic bag in one, sand paper in another, bumpy packing paper in the 3rd and fuzzy paper I got from the Dollar Tree in the last.
For sight we played this I Spy game that we got from an Arby's happy meal a long time ago.
For sound I filled four eggs with different objects and had her shake them, listen and pick which group she thought it sounded like.
We ended the lessons with some worksheets I pulled from a workbook I picked up 2nd hand.
Next week we will do a short lesson with fairies as our theme and then we will get into Letter G themed activities.